Didn't get very far with this one. I was otherwise engaged when the servers came up, so had no idea where everyone was rolling their characters and picked the logical choice (the only English server) simply to find it was logical, but incorrect! I went through a handful of levels with him, and it was a nice challenge.
Republic Trooper Vanguard
Simply brilliant. Supposed to be a ranged tanking class, though I found threat generation kind of difficult, even when I'd read the tooltips, and worked out the best way to use all his threat transfer and generation skills. Even though I'd picked a tank, when soloing I found I could do decent enough damage with my trooper companion.
The grouping isn't imperative, as there are no level based limits on entry to instances, so you can level up and extra 5 or so levels and go back and solo them. Also, you get bonus xp if you group up apparently.
All in all, it is familiar enough to play through almost exactly like WoW, but it's also different enough to be refreshing.
4.3 has come out at just about the right time. 2 weeks of running the Dragon Soul raid via LFR and the new Heroics, then switching to SW:TOR. Whether I'll stay in SW is yet to be ascertained due to inability to get to Level 50 in just 3 days, but the WoW subscription will not be renewed at this time.
Been giving the Sith a go. Much more enjoyable to play than the Jedi so far. Really enjoy the old force lightening.
I like the Jedi Shadow/Sith Inquisitor rogue type class, might stick with that come release. Only wish I could get the stupid follow to not get in the camera view all the time.
Tried some PvP as well....interesting games and quite fun. I just thought it was all a bit manic though with lightsabers everywhere.